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The best cash savings accounts (September 2020)

The best cash savings accounts (September 2020)

Low saving rates mean you're losing out in real terms against the inflation rate. So what can you do? Here are my top places to put your cash to make as much as 3%. (This article is updated at the start and the middle of each month after inflation rate announcements...

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Furlough replacement revealed

Furlough replacement revealed

The Job Support Scheme will begin in November aimed at protecting workers with "viable jobs". With the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme due to end on the 31st October, a huge number of employers will have to start paying 100% of their staff's wages. The hope was we'd...

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TSB axes Classic Plus account and cuts 1.5% interest to 0%

TSB axes Classic Plus account and cuts 1.5% interest to 0%

It's replaced by a "Spend & Save" account. Pretty much every major high street bank has made big changes to it's rewards in 2020, and now it's the turn of TSB. From December 2nd the interest rate will drop from 1.5% (on balances up to £1,500) to zero. ZERO....

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New 3% savings account from Natwest – is it worth it?

New 3% savings account from Natwest – is it worth it?

You can't beat this high-interest rate on cash savings. But there are a few catches. In the same week that NS&I announced huge interest rate cuts, Natwest has introduced a market-leading account offering a huge 3%. But you can't move all your savings over. The...

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The best ways to collect and spend Nectar points

The best ways to collect and spend Nectar points

If you've got a Nectar card, are you making the most of your points? One of my most popular articles is Why I hate Nectar points. It's mainly about my frustration with the Double Up scheme, which I think is a bit of a joke. So why am I writing another post about...

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The foods you can freeze… and the ones you can’t

The foods you can freeze… and the ones you can’t

Don't just fill your freezer with ready meals and ice cream. There are loads of surprising foods you can freeze to help you avoid food waste and save some cash. As I wrote earlier in the year, a freezer is a great helper in saving money. You can stock up on reduced...

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Pret’s coffee subscription: How YourPret works

Pret’s coffee subscription: How YourPret works

For £20 a month you can get five drinks a day. With people still working from home and offices closed or half full, places like Pret a Manger has been struggling to get customers through the doors. Jobs have been cut and stores closed. So the marketing people there...

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